HL90L: Stories of Slavery and Freedom





Instructor: Timothy P. McCarthy
Meeting time: Tuesday, 10-12

In the last generation, scholars have revolutionized our understanding of slavery and freedom in the modern Atlantic world. This sea-change has been the result of a major methodological shift: to view this history through the eyes of slaves rather than the eyes of masters. This course will examine the history of the “black Atlantic” through a diverse range of cultural texts—poetry, pamphlets, court cases, petitions, autobiographies, novels, speeches, and sermons—produced by slaves, free blacks, and abolitionists from the Age of Revolution to emancipation.